Posts Tagged ‘Kathy Westwater’

Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 18, 2016

Featuring works by Netta Yerushalmy, Christine Bonansea, Melinda Ring, and Kathy Westwater


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Netta Yerushalmy

 


Asteria
Artistic Director: Christine Bonansea
Dancers: Christine Bonansea, Amy Gernux, Beth Graczyk, and Phoebe Osborne
Sound Composition & Performance: Jorge Bachmann, Danishta Rivero

 


Anywhere (excerpt of a work-in-process)
Choreography by Kathy Westwater
Performance by Hadar Ahuvia, Ilona Bito, Amanda Hunt, and Alex Romania
Music by Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3, Opus 36
Art Direction by Seung Jae Lee
Audio Integration Design by Seung Jae Lee
Performance Clothes by Fufu

 

Excerpts from cLOUD
Choreography by Melinda Ring in collaborations with the dancers: Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones, and Molly Lieber
Costumes: Melinda Ring

cLOUD was researched during residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and Yaddo. The work was made possible, in part through the Movement Research 2014-2106 Artist-In-Residence program, which is funded, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Additional funding provided by the Friends of Special Projects through the fiscal sponsorship of New York Live Arts.

 

Movement Research at the Judson Church – November 9, 2015

Featuring works by Erin Hill, Yanghee Lee / The Limbo Project, Olivia Wingerath of Bridge & Olive Dance, Kathy Westwater

 


Radio Project (version 4)
Created by Erin Hill with Tracy Valcarcel Rodriguez, Molly Shea-Hannan, Rebecca Rehder and Ariane Dubé-Lavigne
Real and shining thanks to Michaela Gerussi and Kelly Keenan.

 


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Yanghee Lee / The Limbo Project
Concept and Direction: Yanghee Lee
Performance and Creation in collaboration with: Alanna Coby, Megan Hanley and Yanghee Lee
Music: Ursula Bogner – Trabant

 


Ripped Off
Choreography and Performance by Olivia Wingerath
Music: “God Only Knows” by Cornelius, Voice samples edited by Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez, “Bye” by Elliott Smith

 


Shake/Walk Workshop Performance
Choreography by Kathy Westwater with the performers
Music by Mary Jane Leach
Performance by Karina Almeida, Karesia Batan, Ilona Bito, Marsi Burns, Philip Ellis Foster, Juliana Garber, Monica Germann, Emily Giovine, Leanna Grennan, Judah Levenson, Elena Rose Light, Sarah Locar, Andy Miyamotto, Katiana Rangel, Camila Arroyo Romero, Jim Salerno, Mercedes Searer, and Rainey White
This work is the culmination of the Movement Research Shake/Walk Workshop, November 2-9, 2015.
Special thanks to Amanda Loulaki, Barbara Bryan, and the entire staff and crew of Movement Research.

Podcast: Studies Project 4/29/15: Dance and Labor

Movement Research Studies Project, “Dance and Labor”
Organized in dialogue with Movement Research, luciana achugar, Abigail Levine and Kathy Westwater.
With panelists David Thomson and Yve Laris Cohen


Listen to the Podcast here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/2015.4.29_Dance_and_Labor.mp3

How is dance labor valued? How has it been valued? How might it be? And how can we affect the value assigned to this labor? These questions were considered across a spectrum of contexts, including individual and institutional, organized and spontaneous, and historical and anecdotal to explore how performance and dance function within our current artistic, economic and labor realities.

The Week Ahead: November 11-17

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

Monday November 11. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Tony Carlson & Jasmine Cohen, Boyzie Cekwana***, Sophie Sotsky | TYKE DANCE

***MRX in partnership with Suitcase Fund

Open Performance
Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm FREE.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor 
Featuring works by Katelyn Hales, Vernita N’Cognita, Jessica Parks
Moderated by Juliette Mapp*

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes and Workshops:

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SHAKE/WALK with KATHY WESTWATER
November 16-17
SAT 5:00pm – 8:00pm
SUN 2:00pm – 5:00pm
$30 per day $50 for full workshop
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and be disorganizing of, our bodies. This will lead us to understandings of function and form, and the creative potential within experiential states of disorder. As we explore in solo, duet, and ensemble improvisations, moving periodically in contact and/or with eyes closed, lines between states of order and disorder will be at times stark and at others blurred. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, chaotic to cathartic, disorienting to freeing.

Artist Opportunities:

OPEN CALL for Movement Research Open Performance
STARTING: November 14, 2013 at 9am
Forms submitted before 9am on November 14 will not be accepted.  
Select your dates in advance, then fill out the form and submit it at 9am on November 14.
Sign up is first come, first served, starting November 14 at 9am. There is no application process, as this is a non-curated program, and we strive to accommodate as many artists as possible. Simply fill out the online submission form on our website. Guidelines and the form can be found here.
Classes this week with…
Nia Love. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Class starts with across the floor rhythmic gaits that investigate independence in the body. Stacking sequential rhythmic patterns build on cardio and core work that emphasizes a feminine-derived energy where conical movement attaches to the base of the spine and radiates up through the core and out to the extremities. Center floor exercises focus on skeletal-muscular motion; rotations, isolations, and weight shifts explore a more grounded approach. The incorporation of a more crisp sensibility to an urban approach that partners up with African, postmodern, Butoh, funk and blues sensibilities. The goal: to break down inhibitions, fine tune modern techniques, yet approach dance with a sense of abandonment!

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual, and experiential practice, with an emphasis on cultivating presence inside of the forms. Class often begins with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various body-based somatic modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity, and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, taking our time to engage with these materials with precision, imagination, and a thorough and informed sense of embodiment.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance. 
Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Shelley Senter. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Bradley Teal Ellis. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30pm – 8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique™ (Introductory level). 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00pm – 1:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Movement Research Town Hall Meeting, June 25, 2013

Movement Research Studies Project: “Town Hall Follow-Up: Alternative Economies,”
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Ilona Bito, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, and Tamara Greenfield
Josie’s, June 25, 2013

Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/2013.6.25_MR_Town_Hall_PODCAST.mp3

In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, this conversation looked deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Moderator Kathy Westwater, panelists and attendees reflected upon different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

The Week Ahead. June 24-30.

This Week at Movement Research… Chrysa Parkinson’s Performers and Authorship workshop starts on Monday!

This is your last week to check out our FREE Saturday workshops at First Street Green!

Saturday June 29. Workshop with Kathy Westwater
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
SHAKE/WALK Workshop
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and to be disorganizing of, our bodies. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, from disorienting to freeing. Speculating on the physical and perceptual states that occur amidst the contingencies of environmental trauma and the precarities of economic collapse, this workshop iteration explores locating this improvisational practice in an outdoor urban environment, beyond the four walls of the studio. Open to movers of all backgrounds; wear comfortable street or dance clothes.

Upcoming Workshops and Events THIS WEEK.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Melanie Maar June 17 & 19.
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

Lance Gries (subbing for Vicky Shick). Embodying and Exchanging Energy.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

This class will explore how individuals and groups embody and exchange “energy.” We will keep an open mind about how energy is present, sensed, and a source in us: inspiration, creativity, motivation, connection, collaboration, presence, emotion, spirituality – energy forms that exist in our physical and non physical experience, shaping our interactions. Guided experiences and improvisational forms bring our heightened awareness and dimensional bodies into a potent energetic state to create a supportive and collaborative environment, leading us to shared dancing, creativity, and discourse.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday and Tuesday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Rachel Bernsen. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Levi Gonzalez (subbing for K.J. Holmes). The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. June 17-23.

This Week at Movement Research… Register now for Chrysa Parkinson’s Performers and Authorship workshop coming up NEXT WEEK! It should be amazing.

Just two more weeks to check out our FREE Saturday workshops at First Street Green!

Saturday June 22. Workshop with Jennifor Monson
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
A Workshop on Navigation From the Point of View of the Body
The workshop will begin with a heightening of our own navigational strategies through the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch. This will include exercises that cultivate our ability to localize sounds, sensitize our responses to light and our perception of shape, touch and direction. Once our perceptions are tuned and our desires are activated we will begin moving in response to our environment, navigating into and from our physical imaginations as we integrate dancing into the landscape.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events NEXT WEEK.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Melanie Maar June 17 & 19.
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

Vicky Shick. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Class will be taught by Lance Gries June 25 & 27
Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Rachel Bernsen. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

K.J. Holmes. The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. June 10-16.

This Week at Movement Research…  Come check out a FREE workshop at First Street Green this Saturday with our very own Diana Crum! Also, come join us for the LAST Judson of the Spring 2013 Season!

Monday June 10. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Colectivo AM (Hunab Ku Mata Caro, Magdalena Leite, Leonor Maldonado, Nuria Fragoso)*; Malin Elgán***; Kajsa Sandstrom; Enrico Wey

*MRX/Mexico Exchange Artists
**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
***MRX Sweden in collaboration with Konstnärsnämnden/The International Dance Programme, Sweden

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday June 15. Workshop with Diana Crum
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
Using play as a research practice, we will spontaneously move in response to the stimuli in the park. We will practice awareness through improvisation and phrase-making. We’ll also get lost in the complicated way movement teaches us about where we are. It is open to all.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Levi Gonzalez this Friday June 14
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

Vicky Shick. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Rachel Bernsen. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

K.J. Holmes. The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. June 3-9.

This Week at Movement Research… Register now for our upcoming International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson: Performers and Authorship! It should be a good one!

No Judson or OP this week!

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday June 8. Workshop with Jaime Ortega: Move to Heal
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
This class is for those struggling with health issues of their own or that of a loved one. We use movement and somatic practices to support healing processes. Sourcing from both western and eastern traditions, we will play with movement, breath, sound and imagery to encourage self-empowerment as it relates to our health and well-being.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual, and experiential practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of presence inside of the forms. Class will begin with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various bodywork modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity, and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class will expand into technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, exploring ways to engage with the material through precise and imaginative means. No class May 27.

Vicky Shick. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Rachel Bernsen. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Podcast: Movement Research Annual Town Hall Meeting, November 5, 2012

Movement Research Annual Town Hall Meeting

Monday, November 5, 2012
Joyce Soho
155 Mercer St.
New York, NY

Introduction by Kathy Westwater
Moderated by Dana Whitco
Speakers: Jen Abrams, Ilona Bito, Daria Fain, Jill Sigman, Enrico Wey

Listen to the Podcast here:
http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-town-hall-meeting-at-joyce-so-ho

This is a recording from the third annual Movement Research Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council.

This year, living in the worst economic environment of most of our lifetimes, we ask ourselves: How does the current climate affect our lives and artistic work, and vice versa? What creative insights and understandings, structures and alternatives, have manifest during this time of financial challenge? We gathered to share and articulate our perspectives and personal experiences through the recession and saw that they can have material, theoretical and practical repercussions within our community and beyond.

Also, check out a great synopsis and analysis of the meeting by Eva Yaa Asantewaa on Infinite Body: http://infinitebody.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-do-we-value-dance-and-dancers.html

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